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The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Fresno man on allegations he had been misrepresenting himself as a lawyer in the Merced County region.

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A vehicle code infraction led to a traffic stop in Newman that turned up a sizeable amount of methamphetamine, marijuana and cash, the Newman Police Department reported.

The Newman Fire Station responded to 16 calls between Nov. 5 to Nov. 11. The calls included seven emergency medical service calls, four motor vehicle collisions, one commercial alarm, one public assistance, one agency assistance, one for downed wires, and one unable to locate.

Early Tuesday morning at local coffee shop “But First, Coffee” the Newman Police Department invited community members to sit down with them and have a cup of coffee. The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve by removing age…

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Using cell phones, eating or drinking, adjusting a radio, or simply talking with friends are all activities teens engage in every day, but these activities become life-threatening hazards while driving.    Unfortunately, many of these distractions will lead to crashes resulting in an injury …

The Newman Fire Station responded to 10 calls during the week of Oct. 22 to Oct. 28. The calls included five for Emergency Medical Service, three commercial fire alarms, one motor vehicle collision and one vegetation fire.

The Newman Fire Station responded to 23 calls for service for the week of Oct. 15 to Oct. 21. The calls included 15 for Emergency Medical Services and one public assistance. There were two calls for illegal burns, one potential structure fire and one motor vehicle collision.

The Newman Fire Station responded to 39 incidents during the week of Oct. 9 to Oct. 14. The calls included 17 Emergency Medical Service calls, one illegal burn, one pole fire, four vegetation fires, three motor vehicle collisions, two trash fires, one vehicle fire, four public assistance cal…

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As California became the first state in the nation to announce that the COVID-19 vaccine will be added to the list of required school vaccinations, hundreds of local parents took to the steps outside of the Stanislaus County Office of Education last week to protest the mandate.  

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles reminds customers that it will never ask for personal information related to driver’s license number, Social Security number or financial information through text or unsolicited phone calls or email.

The Newman Fire Station responded to 22 calls for service between Oct. 1 to Oct. 7. The calls included 11 for Emergency Medical Services and two for public assistance. There were three motor vehicle collision calls and two calls to assist other agencies. The fire station got one call each fo…

Excessive speed and aggressive driving are a major concern on California freeways. A federally funded grant will continue to help support the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) lifesaving grant campaign targeting dangerous driving behaviors.

The Gustine Police Department’s arrest log for the week of Sept. 26 stated Peggy Lorriane Ruiz, 49, of Gustine was arrested on Sept. 17 for driving under the influence of a controlled substance. The provided information was incorrect. Ruiz was arrested for an expired registration and driving…

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An Oakdale man, who got out of his vehicle after it had broken down alongside Crows Landing Road, was struck by another vehicle and died from the injuries he sustained, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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A Patterson man who had been reported missing on Monday night was found by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department in the Delta Mendota canal on Tuesday afternoon.

A shop, a detached residence and the vegetation surrounding the two structures in Newman all went up in flames Tuesday afternoon. There were no injuries reported from the fire. The fire was reported at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Jensen Road. The cause of the fire is under investi…

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A Gustine man is recovering from a stabbing injury he sustained when a verbal argument turned physical, the Gustine Police Department reported.

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The Newman Police Department has arrested a third suspect in connection with the double shooting of two teenagers in downtown Newman on Sept. 5. 

The Newman Fire Department responded to 26 calls for service between Sept. 5 to Sept. 12. The calls included two motor vehicle collisions, one vegetation fire and 23 Emergency Medical Service calls.

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Flames raced across acres of dry vegetation Friday afternoon after a fire broke out in an unused sewer pond near the Gustine Municipal Airport. The fire was southeast of Highway 140 with a near cross road of Old Santa Fe Grade.  The cause of the fire is undetermined, said Gustine Fire Chief …

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Two Gustine men have been arrested in connection with the shooting that injured two teenagers in downtown Newman on Sept. 5.

The Newman Fire Station responded to 32 calls for service from Aug. 27 to Sept. 4. Included in the calls were 23 Emergency Medical Service calls, one vehicle collision, one working structure fire, one vegetation fire, one trash fire, one hay fire, one public assist, one commercial fire alarm…

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An investigation by the Gustine Police Department into a marijuana grow operating at two residences led to multiple arrests on charges that ranged from illegal cultivation of marijuana to child endangerment. 

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As revelers enjoyed the final hour of the Newman Fall Festival carnival, violence erupted just outside the park when two teenagers were gunned down, the Newman Police Department reported.

The Newman Fire Department responded to 20 calls for service between Aug. 20 to Aug. 26. Included in the calls were 12 for Emergency Medical Services, three motor vehicle collisions, one vegetation fire, two calls to assist other fire agencies and two commercial alarms.

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A call about a possible auto burglary in a Gustine park led to the arrest of two individuals found with methamphetamine in their possession.

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Richard Gerety III comes from a long line of men who have done battle with fire over the years so becoming a volunteer fireman for the West Stanislaus Fire Protection District seemed like coming home in a way. And when he was called upon to go help fight the flames of the Caldor Fire, he did…

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The Gustine woman wanted for an attempted break-in at a Newman convenience store that caused a fair amount of damage in the process, has been apprehended.